Recommended siren and light combo that I can trigger via alarm output on cam or NVR?

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  1. Razer

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    As stated, looking for recommendations for a siren or siren light combo that I can trigger via the alarm outputs on a camera or on my NVR. I have a relay one the NVR but am using it for other purposes so I need this to work off the non relayed outputs I have. Any recommendations for something good but not bank breaking?

    I'd end up needing a bunch, and they would need to be quite the loud siren as they would be covering outdoor spaces with distances reaching 1000' feet. Though after dark in a quiet area any siren will surely get attention. I have a few for testing but they all would need a relay to work and that will not work for my needs. Thanks all!
     
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    I have that one from Nelly's. Only thing though, it's not super loud and the flash doesn't really impress visually even at night. They are more for a localized siren, not really for distance. But in the dead of night, a flashing siren making any noise at all can be effective enough. For serious sound throw, you'd need a horn type. Buy one of the nelly's sirens and see how you like it first, is what I'd say. I have one attached to my dvr alarm out at home, and one on an nvr at a business. If you're familiar with the scream of the wall module of a consumer home security system, that how loud the siren is.
     
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    Re: Recommended siren and light combo that I can trigger via alarm output on cam or N

    How about use a simple wireless alert system?
    For example: Diamond
    It includes one siren hub, one wireless PIR motion sensor, one wireless D/W sensor, as well as two remote keyfobs. It only costs you US$30
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    Product information: Simple Light/Sound Alarm System - Diamond
     
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    Re: Recommended siren and light combo that I can trigger via alarm output on cam or N

    That wouldn't work. That device doesn't appear to have any inputs. It is using either the motion detector/door contact, or the fob to trigger the siren. The poster is requesting to control the siren from the alarm output on the DVR/NVR, which would require the siren to have a wet relay input. Then the poster could connect the relay output from the NVR into a 12V power supply and connect that to the siren.
     
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    Re: Recommended siren and light combo that I can trigger via alarm output on cam or N

    As a note I solved my issue with two separate products. I ended up using this siren,

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    This is VERY loud and works extremely well. This is just a standard siren and light that I then had to find a device to control the power. I ended up with these:

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    I purchased these at buy.com as they actually had them in stock! I waited from three other sellers and never actually got them to ship to me, smarthome.com I was on backorder for over two months before giving up. I'll spend $15 more to actually get the product any day lol. The device is a Xantech AC1, apparently these are used by people in the audio industry to power on a stack of equipment yet only having to hit one power switch. Each monitors the next so they daisy chain the power up. Whatever, it also works for my uses!

    http://www.rakuten.com/prod/controlled-ac-outlet/90131496.html?sku=90131496

    This outlet stays off until it receives voltage to the input you see there on the right side of the device. I connect it to my TTL alarm outputs on the DVRs I have, or the Exacq IO modules I use and they work perfectly. Then the siren is just plugged into the power outlet as normal, no special wiring at all. Easy enough that anyone I need to can wire them up and it does exactly what I wanted for under $200 no matter what the day to day pricing jumps are. Took some searching to find the right stuff but glad I have it now!
     
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    I'll second this siren and strobe. I have used these in the past.https://www.amazon.com/Altronix-606...06611069&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=altronics+6062